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Charleston Weekender Home Tour

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Decorating our house became my main project last summer when I was a little lost with the direction of my business. A creative project can really keep me going, and decorating is always so much fun for me. I find it helps me get started to have some kind of theme when I’m decorating; be it a color story or some other concept. Well, for our downtown Charleston home I thought about how happy boutique hotels make me when I travel. I get a little blue when I get back from a trip, so I thought maybe I should take a note out of my own playbook and try to make every day feel more like a weekend getaway! Therefore I incorporated some of my favorite destinations and hotels throughout the house. Our living room is modeled after the Summercamp Hotel in Martha’s Vineyard and is filled with lots of camp-y outdoors-y vibes, and the rest of the house is a mish mash of my favorite Florida and California cities. Have a look at some of the rooms below, and see the full home tour on Apartment Therapy, photographed by Margaret Wright.

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Colorful Bar cart styling

New England Living Room

Colorful living room with grey couch

Florida Guest Room


Palm Springs Master Bedroom (with a little Winter Park mixed in)

navy and green master bedroom with blue patterned headboard

Other Snippets of Our Home

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Houzz Round-Up

Thanks to an awesome local photographer, Margaret Wright, I have started doing some home styling projects with Houzz!  I wanted to share what we have worked on together the last few months:

My Home Tour

Sunwoven's Entryway Styling

Getting Campy With Your Bar Cart

Cozy Cabin-Inspired Tabletop

Simple Steps to Get Your Home Ready for Guests

Next I'm going to be working on a Houzz project or two in Palm Springs with Marni from Struktr Studios!  If you love home decor, make sure you're following along on Instagram so you don't miss some sneak peeks! 

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A WEEKEND AT HOME: 3 Decorating Musts

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The Southern Living Idea House on Bald Head Island is full of amazing inspiration, thanks to the impeccable design work of Lindsey Coral Harper Interiors.  I love that she incorporated a lot of Turkish towels, which you can purchase through my site.  I will link other finds that mimic this decor through my affiliate links.  A few things just made this house magical, so read on to find out what your decor might be missing.

-A Designated Space for Your Faves-

If you want every day to feel more like the weekend, step 1 is surrounding yourself with happy things.  What brings you joy? Is it coffee/playing chess/your precious pup?  Have what you love out in the open, not hidden away in a cupboard.  If you have your games all stacked away in a closet you won't be as likely to play them as you would if you can see them, and if you love coffee then why not devote an area of your kitchen just to that?  Stick with open shelving to display your favorite things, or create a special area to have your little happies accessible at all times. 

-An Outdoor "Room"-

Whether you have a front porch, back porch, or just the balcony of an apartment, it's time to spruce up this spot.  Don't forget to decorate your outdoor space, because you'll wind up with a mini-escape when you need it!   Put the effort into the details that you would into other rooms- coordinating pillows, adding plants, and even giving those spots a rug (in outdoor fabric of course).

-Wallpaper-

Gone are the days when paint = the main ingredient for an accent wall.  I don't think a single room in this house didn't have wallpaper!  I love it even in small doses, but as we all know it can be pretty brutal to install yourself.  I have found some peel and stick options I like if you're planning on a DIY.

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-Shop the Post-

I hope you enjoyed this little home tour with me!  Be sure to follow me on Instagram for plenty of travel & decor inspo!

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Weekender Home Tour: CSOL Designer Showhouse

Did you know that Charleston has our very own designer showhouse?!  It's open through April 15, and is where the best of the best of southern designers feature their interior design work in a real home.  There is also a boutique & cafe in the home, so you can make a day of it!  I'm very thrilled to have some of my Turkish towels on display in the Delicious Kitchens bathroom, as well as for sale in the boutique.  You can purchase tickets to tour the home for $25 at the door, and find more information about some of the designers on my last Lowcountry Live segment.  Enjoy this album of some of my favorite rooms from interior experts like Mitchell Hill, The English Room, & more.

CSOL website: http://www.csolinc.org/events/designer-showhouse.html

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Weekender Home Tour: Sam Sidney

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You are about to be inspired by a Charleston artist who definitely knows how to have fun when it comes to interior design.  She is a master of mixing in affordable finds & DIYs throughout her home, and doesn't take life too seriously (hence the porch swurfers).  I interviewed Sam & toured her lovely Mount Pleasant home with photographer Abby Murphy, and we sure did have fun!  Every day should feel more like the weekend, and it definitely feels like Saturday at Sam Sidney's house!


Who is Sam Sidney? I am an artist, mom to 3 awesome kids, dachshund collector, and native new Yorker living in Charleston for 10 years! 

Where can people shop for decor/furniture if they want to mimic your look?  I like to shop local when I can.  Some of my favorites are Celadon, West Elm, Indigo market, and some other vintage shops!  I have had awesome luck on Craigslist, and who doesn't love a little IKEA for inexpensive clean items (like the white console table in my living room)?!

What are 2 of your favorite objects/pieces in your home and why?  Hmmm?! Let's see.... my 2 favorite things?! One would be our ping pong table. When we bought our home we had no furniture.  The layout of our home is pretty traditional and there is a room intended to be a formal dining room.  We thought a ping pong table would be much more useful.   When friends come over, people love it!  We can also remove the net, throw on a table cloth and seat 12 for a dinner party!  The other favorite thing would be our family photos.  Our kids are the best! They are truly what makes out home what it is.  We have a series of 12 photos down the hallway taken when the kids were little, every time I walk by it I a reminder of how fast they are growing and to take it all in!  In our family room we have another series of 9 photos. My friend Leigh Webber is an awesome local underwater photographer and captured some awesome images of our kiddos swimming in our pool one summer!  They are beautiful! 

Can you offer any decorating tips for us?  My motto when buying things for my home is, "if I love it, I buy it" then I figure out a spot for it later.  My goal is to have a home full of objects that all make me happy.  If I find an amazing vintage sofa, then I snag it and sell the one that is in its place.  I like a clean and open space so whenever I bring something in, something else has to go! 

You can shop Sam's adorable art at Indigo Market in Charleston, which you will love as much as her home.  See more of her cheerful abode on my guest skirt! blog post this month, and the full gallery below.

Pictured on porch swing & sofa: Charleston Weekender Turkish Towels, $32

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